a bevy of beasts
About 451,000,000 years ago, there was a sudden increase in the number of different types of animals in the fossil record. The animals that came before didn’t stand a chance. The new kids had hard shells, eyes, jaws and teeth. Join us for a chat about the Cambrian period.
Here’s an article that links oxygen levels to the Cambrian and Cambrian explosion.
Here’s an article that shares theories assuming a cold start to the Cambrian.
Here’s an article that shares evidence supporting a very warm start to the Cambrian.
Here’s a video that starts from the Cambrian and keeps going, all the way to the big die off: the Permian–Triassic extinction event. It’s going to take us many episodes to get that far.